Port Royal Paddle Battle

Website: http://www.prpaddlebattle.com/

Race Description

The Paddle Battle is fun for paddlers and spectators alike. It starts and finishes at Parris Island Landing on Battery Creek in "Cool Coastal Port Royal".

Spectators can watch the start and finish from the Parris Island Boat Landing or adjacent boardwalk. 

There are two race distances: 3.5 miles ( should be ideal for intermediate paddlers) and 7.0 miles (will provide a challenging workout for advanced paddlers).


Adult: $45, Youth: $25

Huge Raffle Prizes

- Adventure All Arounder 11'6" Stand Up Paddleboard ($995 retail value) plus  SUP lesson for two from Tim Lovett at Higher Ground Outfitters in Beaufort, SC

- Epic Kayak Club Carbon wing paddle. Carbon blade + green shaft. Small Mid Wing model. 205 to 215 cm. Retail value $299.

Other Good Stuff

- Gatorade, fruit, water  and snacks after the race

- Paddle Battle T-shirts (Register soon to ensure you get one!

- Prizes to 3d place in each class

Port Royal Sound Foundation

Net proceeds go to the Port Royal Sound Foundation, an official 501(c)(3) corporation. Follow this link to learn more about the Foundation and its new Maritime Center on the Chechessee River. http://portroyalsoundfoundation.com/

Race Categories

Race categories are based on the widely used Sound Rowers System and are as follows:

High Performance Kayaks and Surfskis/Open class – This is almost all 18+ ft long kayaks  plus some shorter boats like ICF K1′s and wildwater racing kayaks.

Fast Sea Kayak class – Too long (over 18 ft) or too narrow  to fit into the sea kayak class. 

Sea Kayak class – All boats between 14.1 feet  and. 17.9 ft in length (except for  narrow ICF boats)

Rec class - Any kayak or canoe 14 ft or less in length.  No width data is needed.

SUP – No board lengths for SEPSeries points.  (Individual events may classify by board length at their discretion.)

OC-1 – Any one person outrigger canoe

Tandem – Any tandem canoe, kayak, or outrigger.

Each  boat/SUP category is further broken down into Open (below 50) and Masters (50 and over).


8 AM. to 9:30 AM. Check in.
9:30 AM. Pre race meeting (mandatory)

10:00 AM. Mass Start 

Please note: there is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Chad Grooms101SUP (All)OpenGuy
Kevan Richardson102High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Frank Gable103Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Randy Tate104Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Mike Fox105SUP (All)Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Jeff Myers106Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Marcus Cook107SUP (All)OpenGuy
Cary Popour108Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Marvin Dukes109SUP (All)Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Erin Kundolf151SUP (All)OpenGirl
Lynn Marie King152Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Rebecca Corbett153SUP (All)OpenGirl
Jennifer Carver154SUP (All)OpenGirl
Lisa Grooms155SUP (All)OpenGirl
Mary Cunningham156Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Kelly Page157High Performance KayakOpenGirl
Marlo Smith158SUP (All)OpenGirl
Sarah Spiegler159SUP (All)OpenGirl
Abby Maiorano160SUP (All)OpenGirl
Melina Cunningham161SUP (All)OpenGirl
Doug King1Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Philip Render2Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Scott Maher3Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Robert Osborn4Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Mack Kelly5Sea KayakOpenGuy
David Williams6Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Todd Hyatt7Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Michael Herrin8High Performance KayakOpenGuy
Joe Vinson9High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Lorin Sodell10Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Mark Poole11Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Rick Baker12High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Bill Gardner13OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Jack Cunningham14Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Ralph Fermin15High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
John Mitchell16High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Fred Williams17Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Pete Greene18High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Bud Fidrych19High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Tim Lovett20SUP (All)OpenGuy
Paul Moore21RecreationalOpenGuy
Otto Liipfert22SUP (All)OpenGuy
Karen Vinson51High Performance KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Anne Kelly52Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Dana Richardson53High Performance KayakOpenGirl
Susan Kubik54Fast Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Carson Bruce55SUP (All)OpenGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


Both short (3.5 mile) and long (7 mile) courses start and finish at Parris Island Landing in Beaufort, SC. ( GPS address: Marina Boulevard, Beaufort, SC for your GPS)

Spectators can watch from the Landing or the adjacent boardwalk.

Both races go out and back on Battery Creek.

GPS destination address: Marina Boulevard, Beaufort, SC

From the South, take SC Exit 8 off I95

From the North, take Exit 33 off I95.


Sep 26, 2015


Beaufort, SC